LEGISLATION EQUATES KILLING A COYOTE TO KILLING A HUMAN

A completely ridiculous bill was introduced to the Nevada state senate that would treat participants in a coyote hunting contest the same as someone convicted of manslaughter. Yes, you read that right taking part in a coyote hunting contest would be legally treated the same as killing a human.

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DNR busts Michigan man who put wild coyote on leash

SANILAC COUNTY, MI – Coyotes are not domestic dogs.

However, one Michigan resident apparently failed to realize that, and it got him in trouble with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

According to an official report, the incident occurred when Mark Siemen, a conservation officer in DNR District 6, received information that a coyote had been captured and was being held at a resident in Sanilac County’s Lexington Township.

The DNR was informed that someone had put a coyote on a dog leash and that the wild animal was acting out of control and upset. CO Siemen responded to the location and spoke with the subject, who said he found it on a road and that it had been injured.

According to the report, the subject said he picked the animal up and brought it home with the intentions of giving it to a rehabber. He added that despite contacting multiple rehabbers, no one would take the animal.

CO Siemen then educated the subject on why he should not have brought the coyote home and why he should have not put it on a dog leash. Enforcement action was taken.

DNR District 6 also includes Bay, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Montcalm, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

Animal activist blast North Carolina coyote hunting tournament

ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — Animal rights activist are blasting a popular coyote tournament in North Carolina, saying the killing is tearing apart coyote families and creating orphans.

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Bill would eliminate hunting contests in Wisconsin

MADISON (WKOW) — Wisconsin state Sen. Fred Risser is proposing a bill that would prohibit wildlife hunting contests.These contests use various tactics to attract, manipulate, confuse, and even temporarily blind wildlife in order to kill as many animals as possible, according to a news release from Risser’s office.This type of hunting typically consists of squirrels,

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Coyote Hazing After 19 People Are Bitten in Montreal

Never underestimate a coyote.

Over the last century, these intelligent, highly adaptive omnivores have managed to flourish across the United States and in each Canadian province. But their expansion into urban areas has presented a dilemma: How can humans and coyotes coexist peacefully?

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A Woman in Saugus MA Had to Climb a Tree to Escape Coyotes

So an absolute nightmare scenario played out in Saugus on Tuesday, when a woman told police she was forced to climb a tree to avoid a pack of wild coyotes on an area trail.

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Off-duty officer throttles coyote during playground attack

THORNWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — An off-duty police officer jumped on a coyote and throttled it as the animal attacked a girl on a suburban New York playground, leaving the child with an arm bite that required a rabies shot, stiches and antibiotics.

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Rutland ma man relives backyard battle with ‘monster coyote

RUTLAND, Mass. – A Rutland man believes an “old technique” from his wrestling days in high school and a knife allowed him to turn the tables on a coyote in his backyard.
It happened on Wednesday night around 8:30 p.m. on Glenwood Road.
Brian Hutchins had just ventured out his back door to corral his chickens into their coop.
This time, however, he had woken up from a nap and had to take care of his chickens in the dark. The 49-year-old believes it would’ve turned out differently if he didn’t have his knife in his pocket.
“It wanted to kill me and I’m like ‘no, that’s not happening,’” he said.
As the wounded animal retreated into the woods, Hutchins was able to get a better look. He describes it as the biggest coyote he’s ever seen.

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Hunter shoots, kills dog he mistook for coyote

MOUNT BRADDOCK, Pa. —
A Fayette County, Pennsylvania, man charged with shooting a woman’s pet dog after mistaking it for a coyote has posted bail and is out of jail.
Pennsylvania State Police said Justin Hall, 18, stood in a room on the second floor of his home and fired a shotgun at a dog that he thought was a coyote, according to the criminal complaint.

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